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Forthcoming meetings

Below are some forthcoming meetings that may be of interest to IGS members.

Please send announcements about meetings suitable for inclusion on this page to us at our usual contact details.

Items marked ** are IGS sponsored
Items marked * are IGS co-sponsored

9–11 June 2020

77th Eastern Snow Conference (ESC)

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

See conference website

14–19 June 2020

18th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar

Golden, Colorado, USA

See conference website

21–24 June 2020

4th Forum for Research into Ice Shelf Processes (FRISP)

Hotel Döllnsee, near Berlin/Potsdam, Germany

See forum website

22–26 June 2020

12th International Conference on Permafrost (ICOP2020)

Lanzhou, China

See conference website

19–24 July​ 2020

Workshop: Mathematics of Sea Ice in the Twenty-First Century

Cambridge, UK

See workshop website

20–31 July​ 2020

**International Symposium on Ice Streams and Outlet Glaciers

Durham, UK


Contacts: Secretary General, IGS
Chris Stokes <>

3–7 August 2020

SCAR Open Science Conference

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Session 14: Integrating marine and terrestrial records of past Antarctic ice sheet and ocean behaviour. Conveners: Mike Bentley (Durham), Julia Wellner (Houston), Richard Selwyn Jones (Monash) <>, Christina Riesselman (Otago)

See conference website

3–4 September 2020

**Northeast Glaciology Meeting – A revival of the IGS Northeastern Branch

University of Maine (Orono, ME USA)

To receive future information

Contacts: Kristin M. Schild <>; Secretary General, IGS

6–11 September 2020

37th General Assembly of the European Seismological Commission

Corfu, Greece

Session 12: Seismological and Structural Studies in Polar Regions and the Cryosphere. Conveners: Myrto Pirli <>, Nicolas Celli, Peter Voss, Fabian Walter

See assembly website

6–11 September 2020

28th International Polar Conference

Cologne, Germany


See conference website

8–19 September​ 2020

*Karthaus course on Ice Sheets and Glaciers in the Climate System

The Karthaus course planned for September 2020 has been cancelled.
We sincerely hope that the next Karthaus course will be in September 2021

Karthaus, Italy

Contact: J. Oerlemans <>
See course website

21–24 September 2020

*Cryosphere 2020: International Symposium on Ice, Snow and Water in a Warming World

The symposium has been postponed until 27 September–1 October​ 2021

Reykjavík, Iceland

COVID-19 information

Contacts: Secretary General, International Glaciological Society
Þorsteinn Þorsteinsson <>

21–25 September 2020

XXI Argentine Geological Congress
Technical Session 18: Cryospheric Sciences

Chubut, Argentina

See congress website

24–26 September 2020

3rd International Conference on Polar Climate and Environmental Change in the Last Millennium

Toruń, Poland

See conference website
Contact Przemysław Wyszyński <>

7–9 October 2020

International Glaciological Society British Branch Meeting

The physical meeting is cancelled.
There will be a virtual meeting organised by the IGS British Branch and the IGS EGG

We are planning 3 half days. There will be both oral and poster sessions.
Abstracts are due by 17 August. We will notify you once the abstract submission is up and running.

Registration will be through the IGS portal

BINGHAM Robert <>
Rebecca Schlegel <>
Secretary General, International Glaciological Society (IGS)

7–9 October 2020

**3rd Annual Chilean Cryosphere Society (SOCHICRI) meeting

Concepción, Chile

To participate use the online form
See SOCHICRI website

18–23 October 2020

3rd IPICS Open Science Conference: Ice Core Science at the Three Poles

Crans-Montana, Switzerland

See conference website

28–30 October 2020

**International Glaciological Society Nordic Branch Meeting

GEUS, Copenhagen, Denmark

Contacts: Andreas Peter Ahlstrøm <>; Nanna Karlsson <>; Secretary General, IGS

23–26 March 2021

Arctic Science Summit Week 2021: The Arctic: Regional Changes, Global Impacts

Lisbon, Portugal

See meeting website

3–6 May 2021

2nd Symposium on Polar Microbes and Viruses

Tvärminne Zoological Station, Hanko, Finland

See symposium website

27 June–2 July 2021

**International Symposium on Interactions of Ice Sheets and Glaciers with the Ocean

La Jolla, California, USA

Contacts: Secretary General, IGS
Helen Amanda Fricker <>

18–23 July 2021

BACO-21: IAMAS-IACS-IAPSO Joint Assembly

Busan, Republic of Korea

Contact: Richard Essery <>, Regine Hock <>
See assembly website

5–10 September 2021

**International Symposium on Science and Mitigation of Glacier and Snow Hazards

This symposium has now been postponed until 2022.
New dates will be announced as soon as they become available.

Davos, Switzerland

Contacts: Secretary General, International Glaciological Society (IGS)

27 September–1 October 2021

*Cryosphere 2020: International Symposium on Ice, Snow and Water in a Warming World

COVID-19 information

Contacts: Secretary General, International Glaciological Society
Þorsteinn Þorsteinsson <>

4–8 October 2021

**International Symposium on Glaciology and Society

Bilbao, Basque Country, (Spain)

Sergio Henrique Faria <>>; Secretary General, IGS

6–10 June 2022

**International Symposium on Ice in a Sustainable Society (ISS)

Bilbao, Basque Country, (Spain)

Secretary General, International Glaciological Society (IGS)
Sergio Henrique Faria <>

June 2022

**International Symposium on Maritime Glaciers

Juneau, Alaska, USA

Topics – more to be added:
– tidewater glaciers
– mass balance and run-off from maritime glaciers
– impacts on marine ecosystems

Contacts: Secretary General, IGS; Jason Amundson <>

September 2022

**International Symposium on Southern Hemisphere Glaciers under Pressure: subglacial lakes, subaquatic environments, calving glaciers and climate

This symposium has now been cancelled

Valdivia, Chile

Contacts: Secretary General, IGS; Andrés Rivera, Centro de Estudios Cientificos,

July 2023

IUGG General Assembly

Berlin, Germany